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Global Assessment Certificate

The world's most recognized university preparation program, the Global Assessment Certificate (GAC) was developed by ACT in conjunction with universities and accrediting bodies around the world to prepare students for university study in English-speaking countries.

Otterbein University is a Pathway University for students completing their GAC. Such students will be eligible for admission to Otterbein by meeting the international freshmen admission requirements, including a secondary school GPA of at least 2.5 and an ACT composite of at least 20. Students for whom English is a second language must present a minimum internet-based score of 79 on the TOEFL exam.

Students completing the GAC will enter Otterbein as international freshmen, and they will be eligible for transfer credit as outlined below:

GAC Module/
Course Number
Course Title
Semester Credit Hours


Mathematics I: Introduction to Functions
Computing I: Computing Concepts and Applications
GAC011/COMP1020 & COMP1100

Computing II: Spreadsheet Fundamentals with Excel

Computing II: Data Modeling and Management




GAC016/MATH1700 Mathematics III: Calculus I
GAC013 & GAC023/INST2400
Science I & II: Natural Foundations
GAC027 & GAC028/INST2000
Social Science II & III: Interconnections

English courses taken through GAC are considered developmental and do not earn University credit. Developmental courses do not count towards a degree.

GAC students may be eligible for scholarships based on their academic credentials, however they must provide proof of ability to pay in order to enroll in the University.

/ International Admission

The Office of International Admission is located at Towers Hall, 1 South Grove St., Westerville, OH 43081, USA

Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (summer)

p/ 614.823.1356
e/ intotterb@otterbein.edu
QQ Account: 3136607263
WeChat: Otterbein University

Alyssa Libby 
Senior Assistant Director International Recruitment
p/ 614.823.1356
e/ alibby@otterbein.edu

Jenny Seymour
International Admission Coordinator
p/ 614.823.3263
e/ jseymour@otterbein.edu

Richard Ji
Coordinator, International Recruitment and Student Support Services 
p/ 614.823.3209
e/ rji@otterbein.edu

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